I Am Neurotic (And So Are You)
If you can't get through the day without checking to see if your front door is locked three times. Or you can only eat sandwiches or toast cut diagonally because triangles taste better. And the worst part is that you have to do all your neurotic habits discretely because you don't want other people to know. Fear not, you're not alone. iamneurotic.com is a collection of anonymously submitted neuroses revealing the habits that we take care to hide from others. While sitting in the bathroom stall waiting for everyone to leave, author Lianna Kong realised her own neurosis: she can't use the bathroom when other people are around. "I am Neurotic" was born. What started as a blog where Lianna and her friends could share and joke about their own neuroses turned into a form of confessional therapy for others. People eager to unburden themselves of their hidden habits began to anonymously confess their neuroses and in turn learned they were not the only ones to sniff their floss or avoid the cracks in the sidewalk. The same kind of thirst for voyeurism that drove people to gobble up the Post Secret books will bring them to this book.
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 111.76 x 180.34 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
- 01 Nov 2009
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- William Morrow Paperbacks
- New York, United States
- colour photographs
"This hilarious and spellbinding collection of people's quirks, tics, and superstitions provides a Presidential-level pardon--clearly, you are not alone." -- Davy Rothbart, author of Found, contributor to NPR's This American Life
About Lianna Kong
Lianna Kong graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Economics and French. She prints T-shirts and bakes pies in her spare time. She feels very secure in her neuroses.
Our customer reviews
Another HarperStudio book, i am neurotic (and so are you) is a light compilation of different \"neurosis\" depicted in clever photographs. Lianna Kong uses the term neurosis loosely and for effect. i am neurotic (and so are you) didn\'t appeal to me as much as I\'d expected, some of the quirks seemed a bit contrived to me and I may have fixated on the loose use of the term neurosis. I expect that the book will be better appreciated by other readers, the book is a fast read and quirky with artful photographs. ISBN-10: 0061791474 Publisher: HarperStudio; Original edition (October 13, 2009), 240 pages. Review copy courtesy of the publisher.show moreby Gaby @ Starting Fresh